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Today begins my third year of working with the brilliant First Story. This year I will be writer-in-residence at Skegness Academy and our first workshop is set to take place this afternoon. I can honestly say my work with First Story is the best and most…
Today begins my third year of working with the brilliant First Story. This year I will be writer-in-residence at Skegness Academy and our first workshop is set to take place this afternoon. I can h…
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East Midlands Book Award at the Lowdham Book Festival this Friday @WritingEM

This coming Friday sees the award ceremony for this year’s East Midlands Book Award. One lucky writer will receive the coveted EMBA trophy: As I am one of the trio of judges for this brilliant prize, I’ll be there. Judging the EMBA has been a great…
This coming Friday sees the award ceremony for this year’s East Midlands Book Award. One lucky writer will receive the coveted EMBA trophy: As I am one of the trio of judges for this brillian…
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I'll be at the 2016 PowWow Festival this coming Sunday. Will you?

I am thrilled to be able to say that I will be at the PowWow Festival of Writing this Sunday. If you don’t know what Pow Wow is, here’s the lowdown from the PowWow website: The PowWow Festival of Writing brings industry experts, experienced authors and… https://danpowellfiction.com/2016/04/21/reading-powwow-festival-of-writing-24th-april-2016/
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From the blurb: In Being Dad, fifteen contemporary writers – all fathers themselves – explore the highs and lows of fatherhood. From protective instincts gone awry to the ghosts of our fathers haunting every parenting decision, these short stories shine a…
From the blurb: In Being Dad, fifteen contemporary writers – all fathers themselves – explore the highs and lows of fatherhood. From protective instincts gone awry to the ghosts of our fathers haun…
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This year I am one of the judges of the East Midlands Book Award. Check out the shortlist:

This year I am thrilled to be one of the judges of the East Midlands Book Award, the prestigious literary prize awarded annually to the best book written by an East Midlands author. From the EMBA website: ‘Every year £1000 is awarded to a writer of…
This year I am thrilled to be one of the judges of the East Midlands Book Award, the prestigious literary prize awarded annually to the best book written by an East Midlands author. From the EMBA w…
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Being Dad’s official publication day of March 3rd is fast approaching and that means the book exists as the initial print run has arrived from the printers. Check out the book’s official Facebook page for photos of this brilliant anthology starting its…
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Spent a wonderful evening at the launch of The End at UEA’s Enterprise centre last night. This was a doubly special launch as it was the first showing of the wonderful Nicolas Ruston paintings that inspired the stories in The End: Fifteen Stories From…
Spent a wonderful evening at the launch of The End at UEA’s Enterprise centre last night. This was a doubly special launch as it was the first showing of the wonderful Nicolas Ruston painting…
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A little late posting this as I am neck deep in novel edits, but I was thrilled to find that Being Dad was name Best Anthology of 2016 in he recent Saboteur Awards. Here’s a picture of the shiny-shiny trophy, courtesy of editor-extraordinaire Dan Coxon:…
A little late posting this as I am neck deep in novel edits, but I was thrilled to find that Being Dad was name Best Anthology of 2016 in he recent Saboteur Awards. Here’s a picture of the sh…
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My Thresholds shortlisted essay examining William Gay’s ‘Where will you go when your skin cannot contain you’ is now live over on the Thresholds, The University of Chichester’s Short Story Forum. In this piece I explore the first short story of Gay’s that…
My Thresholds shortlisted essay examining William Gay’s ‘Where will you go when your skin cannot contain you’ is now live over on the Thresholds, The University of Chichester̵…
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Shortlisted (again) for the Thresholds Prize. Congrats to all on the long and short lists:

For the fourth year running I have managed to make the Thresholds Feature Writing Competition shortlist. The competition which celebrates the short story form is now in its fifth year and the shortlist is always crammed with some great writing that gives…
For the fourth year running I have managed to make the Thresholds Feature Writing Competition shortlist. The competition which celebrates the short story form is now in its fifth year and the short…
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Last week I co-tutored on the @FirstStory residential @Lumb_Bank. Here's the gist of what happened during an amazing week:

Barely ten weeks into 2016 and I’ve already experienced what I am sure will be a high point in my writing year. Last week I was fortunate enough to be co-tutor, alongside the brilliant Malika Booker, on the First Story Prize Winner’s Arvon residential at…
Barely ten weeks into 2016 and I’ve already experienced what I am sure will be a high point in my writing year. Last week I was fortunate enough to be co-tutor, alongside the brilliant Malika…
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Spilling Ink Review Issue 5 is live and free to read online right now, featuring a whole host of short and flash fiction, prose poetry and non-fiction. In amongst Issue 5’s virtual pages is my short story Jump Start. Click through and have a read, then…
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Dan used to be a teacher but now he's a full time parent and a writer.

He's currently studying for an MA in Creative Writing at the end of which he will either have written a novel or he'll have failed. He's aiming for the former.

His short fiction has appeared in the pages of Carve, Paraxis, Structo, Staccato, Metazen and The View From Here.

His short story ‘Half-mown Lawn’ won the Yeovil Literary Prize for short fiction and was published in The Best British Short Stories 2012.

His Carve Esoteric Award winning story, 'Storm in a Teacup,' will be published in the Salt Anthology of New Writing in 2013.

And his Scott Prize shortlisted collection of short fiction, Looking Out of Broken Windows, will be published by Salt in 2014.

When he's not changing nappies, making lunch or writing, he's reading, or online or watching old episodes of Green Wing.
 
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2013 Thresholds Feature Writing Prize, runner up. Salt Short Story Prize 2013 , runner-up. Shortlisted for the 2013 Scott Prize. Carve Esoteric Award winner 2013. Shortlisted for the Fleeting Six Word Story Prize in 2012. Yeovil Literary Prize winner in 2010. Winchester Writers' Conference Short Story Competetion 2009 - second prize.
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